Launching and Hiding Apps in macOS with Hotkeys

Joe Buhlig, The Sweet Setup What I’m proposing is this: you should set up keyboard hotkeys that allow you to navigate from app to app. […] First, the keyboard is a superior input device to the mouse. It has more keys (most of the time) and it’s much quicker to move your fingers from key … Continue reading Launching and Hiding Apps in macOS with Hotkeys

How to import Reminders todos into Things 3 without deleting the todos in Reminders

A few months back I switched from Things to Apple’s Reminders for my todos. Last week I switched back to Things. In the process of switching, I had one issue. Things import deletes all the todos in Reminders. I didn’t want to delete the todos in Reminders because I want to run both apps in … Continue reading How to import Reminders todos into Things 3 without deleting the todos in Reminders

What I’ll use in place of Instapaper

Update September 5, 2022: In January 2022 Instapaper finally received a needed update with version 8.1. It is currently at version 8.1.2. I have been all in with Instapaper since the update in. In my opinion, it is the best read-it-later app bar none.   I recently wrote about my disappointment with Instapaper, my long-time … Continue reading What I’ll use in place of Instapaper

How to create a reminder in the Reminders app from macOS Mail

One of the things that keeps me from using Apple’s Reminders for all my todo needs is the ability to forward an email to Reminders like I can in Things. Well, according to Mac Geek Gab Episode 908 listener Dave, there’s a hidden and undiscoverable way to do just that. “It turns out that one … Continue reading How to create a reminder in the Reminders app from macOS Mail

Chrome 97 lets you erase all data and information a website stored on your visit

I don't use Chrome but I know a lot of Mac users do use Chrome or a Chromium-based browser. Chrome 97 released yesterday comes with a significant Security & Privacy improvement that I want to bring to your attention. Joe Fedewa, writing at How-To Geek Chrome 97 makes some changes to the Privacy and Security … Continue reading Chrome 97 lets you erase all data and information a website stored on your visit

Open letter to the developer(s) of Instapaper

Instapaper has long been my favorite read-it-later app. I still use it, but with trepidation. In recent months it has become unreliable and has fallen into disrepair. Recently while working with a small group of articles on my iPad, the app kept locking up. Moreover, sync wasn’t working between my iPad and iPhone. Getting frustrated, … Continue reading Open letter to the developer(s) of Instapaper

🖇 Search Safari open tabs from Alfred

Gabe Weatherhead, writing at MacDrifter Lately I’m frustrated with Safari. I typically have several Safari windows open, each with a different group of related tabs. When I want to switch to a specific tab it’s a tiny awkward dance of flipping through windows and then CMD-Shift-Backslash to open the Safari tab overview search. It’s not … Continue reading 🖇 Search Safari open tabs from Alfred

Uninstalling “Grammarly for Mac” app breaks “Check Spelling While Typing”

A few days ago I noticed that “Check Spelling While Typing” had stopped working on my iMac. A google search led me to these two MPU Talk forum threads: Spell check turned off? - MPU Talk Uninstalling Grammarly Desktop app breaks macOS spell checker - MPU Talk If you uninstall Grammarly for Mac and the … Continue reading Uninstalling “Grammarly for Mac” app breaks “Check Spelling While Typing”

Grammarly now has a desktop app for Mac

I didn't realize that Grammarly now has a desktop app for Mac until I ran across this post by timstringer on the Mac Power Users forum With the recent addition of Grammarly Desktop 44, Grammarly can now be used in many native Mac apps. This is something I’ve been wanting for years. It’s great that … Continue reading Grammarly now has a desktop app for Mac

Mac Migration Assistant broke Alfred file search on my new M1 iMac

My attempts to resist getting a new M1 Mac failed. I’ve now taken delivery of a base model M1 24” iMac with a Touch ID Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad. After migrating data from my old MacBook Pro to my new M1 iMac, I ran into an issue with Alfred. File Search was … Continue reading Mac Migration Assistant broke Alfred file search on my new M1 iMac

Using a keyboard shortcut to trigger PopClip

In September 2017, I wrote a post on how to trigger PopClip when it didn’t appear using a Keyboard Maestro macro. With the release of PopClip version 2021.11 on November 3rd you can now set a keyboard shortcut in PopClip preferences. This comes in handy when PopClip fails to appear or disappears. Guide to using … Continue reading Using a keyboard shortcut to trigger PopClip